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to hundreds of jazz fans in Mid-Michigan area!
Submit your events to us by the Thursday prior to your show, (or earlier) to be added to the JAMM calendar and to this weekly
newsletter, sent each Saturday to over 2500 subscribers! JAMM members with shows outside of this area?
Submit that, as well. One of the perks of membership is that we will post any members gig, no matter what the location!
The Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan has been a proud sponsor of East Lansing's Summer Solstice Jazz Festival since 2010, and will be again this year!
Photo collage here from previous tremendous event.
Read here about JAMM members
performing this year:
2018 East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Line-up
Friday, June 22, 2018
Al and Beth Cafagna Founders' Stage
(behind Peanut Barrel Restaurant)
6:00-7:00 Sunny Wilkinson
7:30-9:00 Baldori and Migliazza
9:30-11:00 Lansing Symphony Big Band w/Benny Bennack III
 MSU Outreach and Engagement Education Stage.
(Albert St near Division)
4:00-5:00 JAMM Scholarship Quartet
5:10-6:10 The Chris Glassman Quartet
6:20-7:20 OC Collective
8:30-9:30 Root Doctor
9:30-11:00 Phil Denny
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Al and Beth Cafagna Founders' Stage
4:00-5:15 Barbara Ware, Vocalist
5:45-7:00 Detroit Jazz Festival Generations Band
7:30-9:30 Gathering Orchestra wsg/Rene Marie
9:30-11:00 Orquesta Ritmo
 MSU Outreach and Engagement Education Stage
3:00-4:00 MSU Big Band Symposium Orchestra
4:30-5:30 MSU Big Band Symposium Orchestra
6:00-7:00 Shadakeon
7:30-9:00 Thornetta Davis
9:30-11:00 Deon Yates

Did you know that the Main Stage at
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is named
The Al and Beth Cafagna Founders' Stage?
Why, you ask? Well, it's because JAMM's own darling Al founded the festival decades ago, on the campus of MSU,
where he taught for years.
Clicking links will take you to a JAMM website page where you will find details such as performers, 
venue names, Facebook pages and more.
Names with asterisk * are JAMM members


Phillip Denny‎* "Align" (CD Release Concert)
June 16

Monty Alexander at St. Cecilia Music Center
June 16

496 West *
June 16

Jazz with Dads: Horn and Holland
June 17

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
June 22-23

Music in the Garden: Spartan Jazz
June 26

Paul Keller Orchestra
July 2

Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's with Jeff Shoup*

Wednesday Jazz night at Tavern and Tap
John Patrick Peters Band*

Jazz Thursdays at UrbanBeat
Owner, Terry Terry*

Lily Pearl's Lounge at Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse

Jim Stone's Big Band Swing: Radio and Internet
Saturday, Sunday and repeated online

Randissimo’s Sunday Jazz Jam with Randy Scott Marsh

Mike Stratton's* Vinyl Side of Midnight Radio Show
Sundays and syndicated online on other days


What a gas it's been to have the incomparable Bill Heid, in the area for a few days. He played Moriarty's for Jazz Tuesdays on June 12 with his friends Paul Keller, bass, and Randy "Uncle G" Gelispie, drums.

He had a show in Detroit area, a private party in East Lansing, then later, played The Exchange on Thursday, June 14, with Jeff Shoup and friends.

He'll be back doing Jazz Tuesdays at Mort's again June 19. (see gig list above). Try to make it over, if you didn't get to hear him already. Always a fun time.
We sometimes add last minute news or updates, between newsletters, at this Facebook page, 
so check in from time to time to be sure you're in the loop!
If you use YouTube , "subscribe" to our JAMM channel as we get ready to upload even more files we've had stored away since our earliest events, including some great vintage treats.
The Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan welcomes new members and donors, in order to help us continue our work to "preserve and promote live jazz across Mid-Michigan." 
All contributions and member fees are tax-deductible. 
Your participation has a great impact on what we can do.  We appreciate all of you who renewed in 2018 and who joined for the first time this year. If, however, you have not renewed your membership for 2018
please consider doing so soon.
We'd love to have you back! 
Read more about the things we have been doing:
Join today or renew your membership for 2018:
click here for  MEMBER INFO
Your yearly memberships make sure that JAMM is able to maintain our website, send our weekly e-news, contribute to E.Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival and Lansing Jazz Festival and sponsor a yearly scholarship for an
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Email us to find out: jazzjamm2018@gmail.com
(alphabetical order, based on first names)
*Scholarship Recipients
**Tribute Honorees
(Lifetime Memberships)

Abigail Zerbe**, Al & Beth Cafagna, Alex Mejia**, Andrew Farmer, Arlene & John McDaniel
Barry McGuire, Betty Baxter*, Betty Joplin*, Bill Fulmer, Bill and Sandy Mason, BMRW Promotions,
Bob and Joy Brown, Bob Johnson, Bruce Kaldor
Candice Wilmore, Carolyn Ojala, Cat Coens, Clif Metcalf**, Cole Kaldor, Conor McCornack**
Dave Cheyne, David Rosin & family, Debbie Fogel, Debbie Nolan, DJ's Clarinet,
Don and Denise Slabaugh, Doug Fritch, Dudley “Smitty” Smith
Edward Turbin, Elden Kelly, Erick Williams, Evan Dempsey** Francisco Delgado
Gregg Hill, Ger and Joanne Schultink, Hari Kern Ian L,evine
Jack Devine, James Heinlein**, James Gregory, Jane Church, Janelle Reichman, Jarrett D. Ragan, Jr,
Jeff Shoup, Jeff Wood, Jill Engle**Jim Bingen, Joan Gochberg, Joan Nelson,
John Patrick Peters, John & Maria Mikulski, John and Andra Robison, John and Diane Revitte
Karen and Jerry Jennings, Karen M. Hofbauer, Kathleen Jones, Ken Jones
Larry Malott, Laurie Koochesfahani, Lois Mummaw, Lynne Martinez
Maribeth Fletcher, Marilyn Deussen, Marilyn R. Laughlin, Marlene Brubaker, Meegan Holland,
Mike Stratton, Michael Shalley, Milton and Sue Powell
Nick Zabrodsky, Noah Frankforter**
Paul Rathbun, Paula Bladen, Paulette Hatchett, Peggy Champion, Philip Nager, Phil Denny, Phillipe & Sarah Laurens
Randy Gelispie*, Robert G. Johnson, Robert Digby, Rodney Whitaker*, Roger Marz
Steve and Mary Lou Rudner, Sue & Gene Rebeck*, Sunny Wilkinson* & Ron Newman*, Susan Stahl, Suzette Hilton
Thomas Halm, Terry Terry, Valerie Smith, Wendy Decker